I had a ceramic-on-metal THR 3 months ago and am doing great and have no apparent gait problems at all.
I suspect the gait issue is highly individual, depending in part on the orthopedic status and conditioning of the person prior to surgery. I expect broader studies will be done in the future. I’m hoping my unoperated hip holds out for a long time but I plan on keeping my finger on the pulse of the technology in the meantime.
I’m just so happy to be back hiking and bicycling!
The one thing we should all be pushing for is a U.S. hip registry. We should be collecting data now to help those in the future make the best decisions for themselves.